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Carne Asada Pizza with Avocado Ranch

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Carne Asada Pizza with Avocado Ranch – Traditional pizza dough with carne asada, grilled green onions, pico de gallo, and queso fresco with Hidden Valley Ranch Avocado as a creamy sauce.

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If you’ve spent any time on my blog, followed me for a bit, you know I have a thing for pizza. Pizza is no longer a slab of bread, some sauce, cheese, and pepperoni. Pizza is like Pretty Woman, it can be anything you want it to be.

Yes, I realize I have dated myself with a Julia Roberts movie reference from 1990, but it really is a classic. Any true Julia fan will have seen that movie-numerous times.

I should apologize to pizza. I still love you, you slab of bread with sauce, cheese, and pepperoni.

Ok, glad we’re friends again. Pizza can be simple and it can be artisan. One is no longer restricted to solely using Italian ingredients. So that’s why when I was at Smith’s grocery store and saw this new line of Hidden Valley Ranch dressings, I thought pizza.  Sure, I thought salad too, but my very next thought was pizza.

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I had a few new choices before me and I actually stood there and wrote, in my mind, a pizza recipe for each new flavor. In the end, Avocado Ranch won out because I dreamt up a carne asada pizza with fresh pico de gallo (or salsa fresca), grilled green onions, and queso fresco.

When I was younger, I thought making pizza was laborious. And while I don’t mind slaving over a hot stove from time to time, I have learned pizza making is a quick endeavor-after the dough is done, and that is even near effortless (said the dough-challenged woman.)

The flavors on this pizza were amazing. The Avocado Ranch dressing was a perfect creamy pizza sauce to the grilled meat and green onions, the fresh pico de gallo added brightness, and the queso fresco, well do I even need to describe what cheese does?

This pizza is the culmination of my Italian and Mexican heritage slamming into one another in one tasty meal. Don’t be surprised if while you are eating it your hands start waving a slice all around while you talk really fast and loud.

Carne Asada Pizza with Avocado Ranch

Author: Michelle
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Ingredients

  • Pizza Dough
  • Carne Asada; cut into pieces
  • Pico de gallo
  • 1 bottle Hidden Valley Ranch-Avocado
  • Queso Fresco
  • Grilled Green Onions

Instructions

  1. Make pizza dough or use a pre-made dough.
  2. Roll it out to make personal size pizzas and line the edges of the crust with olive oil.
  3. Add 2 tsp of Avocado ranch to the center, spreading it to meet the olive oil border.
  4. Add 5-7 pieces of carne asada.
  5. Cut the grilled green onions to fill the spaces between the beef.
  6. Bake the pizza:

Outdoor Pizza Oven

  1. Place the pizza in the oven, towards the back, it will cook in about 2 minutes, but watch it, and move it half way through closer to the front of the oven.

Indoor Oven with Pizza Stone

  1. Preheat the oven to 400° and allow the stone to preheat for at least 10 minutes.
  2. Assemble the pizza and slide it onto the stone in the oven.
  3. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until it has reached the desired doneness.
  4. Once the pizza has baked, sprinkle queso fresco all over the top and add the pico de gallo.
  5. Slice and serve.

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The Sauce

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Line the crust with olive oil and add the sauce.

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Place several slices of carne asada and green onions on the sauce.

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Baked and ready to finish topping.

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Sprinkle queso fresco over the entire pizza

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Dollop of fresh pico de gallo

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  • Betty
    May 27, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    They look wonderful. I love Hiden valley dressings, I will have to try the avocoda.

    • Michelle
      May 28, 2015 at 1:59 am

      Thank you Betty. The dressing is great.

  • Healing Tomato
    May 27, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    Look at all those delicious flavors of Hidden valley. I will check out their entire line. Your pizza looks great. You know I have tried artisan pizza and regular pizzas. Definitely love the artisan more.

    • Michelle
      May 28, 2015 at 2:00 am

      I tried them all but I missed the new roasted garlic, I have to go back and get that one. Thanks for stopping by.

  • Ashley
    May 27, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    It looks delicious! I’M definitely going to have to try this one!

    • Michelle
      May 28, 2015 at 2:01 am

      Thank you Ashley, hope you enjoy it.

  • Stephanie
    May 27, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    Looks amazing! Definitely going to have to try this recipe! Didn’t know Hidden Valley made an avocado flavored Ranch dressing! Omg I’m hungry now & want pizza!

    • Michelle
      May 28, 2015 at 2:09 am

      Make pizza! You need pizza.

  • Katie @ Recipe for Perfection
    May 28, 2015 at 4:35 am

    Wow, what a flavorful combination! I’d love to have this pizza for lunch or dinner!

    • Michelle
      May 28, 2015 at 4:36 pm

      Thank you Katie, it would be satisfying for every meal.

  • Angela
    May 28, 2015 at 6:52 am

    WOW!!! I am in love!! This pizza sounds phenomenal!! LOVE the idea of using the avocado ranch dressing on there!! So clever!

    • Michelle
      May 28, 2015 at 4:37 pm

      Thank you Angela! It was so tasty.

  • Trish - Mom On Timeout
    May 28, 2015 at 7:24 am

    My carne asada loving family would go crazy for this pizza Michelle! Can’t wait to give it a try!

    • Michelle
      May 28, 2015 at 4:37 pm

      Fantastic Trish I hope they love it.

  • heather @french press
    May 28, 2015 at 8:20 am

    how did I not know that was such a thing as avocado ranch – SO delicious

    • Michelle
      May 28, 2015 at 4:37 pm

      Fret not, it’s new to the market.

  • Loriann Cargill Bustos
    May 28, 2015 at 8:58 am

    Looks amazing girlie! I love the roasted garlic ranch & the cucumber ranch! Mr. B has decided the avocado is all his! lol

    • Michelle
      May 28, 2015 at 4:38 pm

      I haven’t tried the roasted garlic, I need to.

  • Sandi Gaertner (@sandigtweets)
    May 28, 2015 at 9:30 am

    This is a dream come true in pizza form!! I love that crispy pizza crust and the unexpected ranch topping over the meat. Must try this soon!

    • Michelle
      May 28, 2015 at 4:38 pm

      Thank you so much Sandi!

  • Debi @ Life Currents
    May 28, 2015 at 10:39 am

    Ranch is my favorite condiment! And this looks amazing! What a fun twist on pizza, to put carne asada on it, and then top it with avocado ranch! Yum!

    • Michelle
      May 28, 2015 at 4:38 pm

      Thank you Debi, it’s a great new dressing and worked so well on the pizzas.

  • Julia
    May 28, 2015 at 11:32 am

    I am always looking for new pizza ideas. The carne asada sound great!

    • Michelle
      May 28, 2015 at 4:39 pm

      Pizza is just one of those great comfort foods.

  • Anna | ANNAdventure.com
    May 28, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    Yum!!!!!!! I am so hungry now lol

    • Michelle
      May 28, 2015 at 4:39 pm

      Me too Anna! 🙂

  • Darla
    May 28, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    This dressing as a sauce is amazing! I would not have thought you could use it that way but it is fabulous! So glad I tried it.

    • Michelle
      May 28, 2015 at 4:39 pm

      Thank you Darla.

  • Diana Rambles
    May 28, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    That crust looks amazing!!

    • Michelle
      May 28, 2015 at 4:40 pm

      Thank you Diana. Long ago I stopped loving crust, except on homemade pizzas.

  • Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious
    May 28, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    Love these rustic shaped pizzas!

    • Michelle
      May 28, 2015 at 4:41 pm

      You say rustic, I say lacking a rolling pin. 🙂 Thank you.

  • Nettie
    May 28, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    Such a delicious pizza! The Carne Asad looks amazing! Nettie

    • Michelle
      May 28, 2015 at 4:42 pm

      Thank you Nettie It was delicious.

  • Lauren
    May 28, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    I just whipped up a fresh batch of ranch dressing. I’m totally going to mix in an avocado now!

    • Michelle
      May 28, 2015 at 4:51 pm

      Do it!

  • Abigail
    May 28, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    It’s dinner time and I have hunger pangs just looking at this! Yummy!

    • Michelle
      May 28, 2015 at 4:52 pm

      Oh, please eat. And I bet it will be delicious, all your food looks amazing.

  • Nicky
    May 28, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    This new dressing sounds interesting. I’d love to try this pizza. I grew up on carne asada, but have never had it on a pizza.

    • Michelle
      May 29, 2015 at 12:49 am

      If you love pizza and love carne asada, well you’ve come to the right place.

  • Catherine
    May 28, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    Dear Michelle, such a creative use for Ranch dressing. These look so good! xo, Catherine

    • Michelle
      May 29, 2015 at 12:49 am

      Thank you so much Catherine.

  • Debra @ Bowl me Over
    May 28, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    I love taking a protein and using it several different ways. Your pizza looks fabulous! I bet that would make a great steak salad also!

    • Michelle
      May 29, 2015 at 12:50 am

      Oh yes Debra, a steak salad would be amazing.

  • Mary
    May 28, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    You had me at Carne Asada Pizza, the avocado ranch…a wonderful bonus!

    • Michelle
      May 29, 2015 at 12:50 am

      I like your thinking Mary.

  • Linda (Meal Planning Maven)
    May 28, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    What fun and yummy pizzas! I bet you had a blast making these!

    • Michelle
      May 29, 2015 at 12:51 am

      I really did enjoy the experience Linda. Thank you.

  • LydiaF
    May 28, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    I’ll admit I’m a bit of a traditionalist when it come to ranch dressing. Loved how you used it on this pizza.

    • Michelle
      May 29, 2015 at 12:51 am

      Their new flavors are fun. Thank you Lydia.

  • Joanne T Ferguson
    May 28, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    I love ranch dressing and what a great recipe! I wish I could come through the screen and try it right now I am THAT hungry!

    • Michelle
      May 29, 2015 at 12:52 am

      I wish that technology existed, although I would be eating and snacking all day long.

  • Katerina
    May 29, 2015 at 12:02 am

    I love, love pizza and these ones look so scrumptious!

    • Michelle
      May 29, 2015 at 12:53 am

      Thank you Katerina.

  • Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
    May 29, 2015 at 8:43 am

    This pizza literally has all of my favourite things on it. Heavenly!

    • Michelle
      May 29, 2015 at 10:53 pm

      I am so pleased to hear that. Hope you get the chance to make it some day.

  • Cathy @ Our Mini Family
    May 29, 2015 at 8:54 am

    This carne aside pizza sounds amazing! And avocado ranch is one of my new favorite kinds of ranch!

    • Michelle
      May 29, 2015 at 10:54 pm

      Isn’t it great? I love it.

  • Miranda @ Cookie Dough & Oven Mitt
    May 29, 2015 at 9:41 am

    I love the rustic look of the pizza. I haven’t noticed the avocado ranch in stores, but I have to try it as soon as I get my hands on it. This looks like a delicious recipe!

    • Michelle
      May 29, 2015 at 10:55 pm

      The ranch would be amazing on a taco salad.

  • Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen
    May 29, 2015 at 10:29 am

    Gah! I love pizza, so you can just imagine that this pizza has my name written all over it! Yum!

    • Michelle
      May 29, 2015 at 10:57 pm

      I’ll save you some next time.

  • jamie
    May 29, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    Looks so yummy!

    • Michelle
      May 29, 2015 at 10:59 pm

      Thank you Jamie.

  • Emily
    May 29, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    I love avocado, and I haven’t seen this derision! I’ll be on the look out for it!

    • Michelle
      May 29, 2015 at 11:01 pm

      It just barely came out last week, brand new.

  • Morgan Molitor
    May 30, 2015 at 7:26 am

    YUM! I have never even heard of this ranch. I love avocado! Def going to try it out.

    • Michelle
      May 31, 2015 at 4:11 pm

      Totally worth the trip to the store for it.

  • Aida@TheCraftingFoodie
    May 31, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    Michelle,
    These pizzas look amazing! I agree – a pizza can be pretty much anything you want. And this one looks delicious!

    • Michelle
      June 1, 2015 at 1:02 am

      Thank you so much Aida.

  • aimee @ like mother like daughter
    June 1, 2015 at 8:34 am

    Mmm! I love hidden valley ranch, and need to try their avocado ranch soon. This looks so good!

    • Michelle
      June 1, 2015 at 11:49 am

      The avocado HV Ranch flavor is really good. I have been enjoying it on everything lately.

  • Christine @ So TIPical Me
    June 1, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    My husband would LOVE this pizza! Carne Asada is a food group for him! I’ve put just about everything on a flat bread to make pizza, but carne asada is one I hadn’t thought of till now! Thanks

    • Michelle
      June 2, 2015 at 12:00 am

      Hope you and the husband enjoy it.

  • Emily
    June 2, 2015 at 10:59 am

    Are you serious?! I’m drooling over here! We make pizza every Friday night, this one is definitely getting added to the list! What a fun way to use the Hidden Valley Ranch avocado dressing! #client

    • Michelle
      June 2, 2015 at 11:31 pm

      Thank you Emily. Pizza is a favorite over here too.